NRIs supporting Trump

https://www.indiatvnews.com/amp/news/world/donald-trump-coins-india-us-friendship-slogan-in-hindi-ahead-of-november-mid-term-latest-updates-2022-09-16-808739 Frankly, most NRIs in the US dont care about social issues like abortion, guns, voting rights, LGBTQ and same sex marriage, racism, climate change etc. I am not talking about the Indians born and/or brought up there, I am talking about the ones who have gone there as adults and settled for the long…

The future of Bollywood

Movie-going is now a very expensive weekend outing for a family (of say, four members), costing somewhere between 1500 to 2000 rupees, including the popcorn and stuff. There used to be a lower stall in cinema halls. That has almost been eliminated now. Movie going is for the upper middle class now. People will definitely…

What Quality Means to Me

What Quality Means to Me Years ago, as a young and ambitious employee seeking to impress my new German manager, I worked late into the night to draft an eloquent letter to a customer. I read and re-read the letter, crossing my t’s and dotting my i’s till the last minute, and promptly presented it…

USA overturns Roe v Wade!

The United States Supreme Court has today overturned Roe vs Wade, a 1973 case that ensured recognition of womens’ constitutional right to abortion! This effectively strikes down federal abortion rights that were thought to be settled law of the land. Though this was expected thanks to documents leaked a few weeks back, this is still…

English-vinglish!

I read today that a certain state in India has built and runs a large number of government English medium schools. As is the norm these days, social media has exploded in a storm of political mockery and nationalistic outrage at the fact that that state chose English as the medium of instruction, and not…

India makes progress on LGBTQ / Transgender issues! Thanks to Bollywood!

I saw the movie Badhai Do yesterday and Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui a few days back. Just some random thoughts based on those movies: I think India is becoming far more progressive and liberal on LGBTQ and Transgender issues than the US, which seems to be regressing on all LGBTQ, Transgender and Abortion issues. The US…